Discussions


Flexible, multi-purpose discussions

e.g.
  • discussion groups
  • online forums
  • question & answer websites
  • news groups
  • mailing lists
  • FAQs & enquiries

Flexible Scope

  • from personal to a user
  • through role/group/service/organisation/geography-specific
  • to global

Highly adaptable structure

e.g.
  • Top-level Discussion group / Forum...
  • Multiple Topics within a Discussion / Forum...
  • Posts / Questions... within Topics
  • Answers to Questions / Posts...
  • Comments on / Responses to... Posts / Answers...
  • Votes on Posts / Answers...
  • Accept Answers

Integrated with other Apps

e.g.
  • Attach a discussion to a Resource

Social

  • use #tags in the text (auto-converted to tags)
  • @mention other users (with auto-completion)
  • stats on trending topics
  • number of up & down votes
  • integrated with Achievements

Access controlled

  • Role-based at Discussion level:
  • Owner (full control)
  • Proxy (act on behalf of owner)
  • Moderator (create topics, admin)
  • Editor (write posts, answers & comments)
  • Member (write answers & comments)
  • Viewer (read only)
  • Normal App-level permissions
  • Access to App within user context